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WOW! What an amazing kick off to our 2012 Bloggy Boot Camp tour.

If you joined us for a day of laughter and learning in St. Louis and would like to share your experience, be sure to link up your post below. We’d love to read what you have to say!

You’re Invited to Our Blogging and Social Media Conference in St. Louis, MO!

Date: April 21, 2012
Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm {Cocktail party to follow at 5:30pm}
Location: Millennium St. Louis Hotel, 200 South 4th Street, St. Louis
{We’ve got a great room rate of $125/night}

Get Connected on Twitter via Hashtag #BloggyBootCamp

Interested in getting connected with our 2012 attendees? Then be sure to use the hashtag, #BloggyBootCamp, on Twitter. With over 800 women in attendance in 2012, there is always a conversation happening!

Topics for St. Louis include:

Business of Blogging: This 2 hour break out will cover everything from contracts to creating media kits to pitching effectively to running successful campaigns and giveaways and wrap up reports. We’ll be talking money and what you need to know to “go pro”.

Using StumbleUpon and Pinterest: These tools are an amazing asset to build your traffic and engage a wider audience. Learn how they work and how to use them effectively.

Vlogging: How to vlog and why you should consider adding it your blogging repertoire.

SEO: Search Engine Optimization matters. Learn easy and effective techniques to building your sites ranking.

Design: Is your blog putting it’s best foot forward? We break it down- the good, the bad, the ugly and the fabulous. Small changes can have a huge impact.

Writer’s Workshop: A full 2 hour breakout for those interested in crafting excellent content. Nothing like sitting in a room with a bunch of writers who “get it”.

Getting Published: We’ll hear from a blogger to who made the leap and the process behind getting published.

Need more convincing? Google “Bloggy Boot Camp” for lots of authentic feedback.

Tickets to the St. Louis event are $99 and selling quickly. Get yours now!

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Dali Burgado {@DaliBurgado}

SEO coachDali Burgado, also known as “The Dali Blogger” teaches creative entrepreneurs how to carve a web presence that connects with their Inner Guru and their target audience. Her first online marketing love is SEO. She’s an avid connector on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. When she’s not coaching or teaching, she’s tweaking sites for Search Engine Visibility, working on her PHP and Javascript coding skills, Singing Opera, or learning about gardening.

Meagan Francis {@MeaganFrancis}

happiest momMeagan Francis is a mother of five and a blogger, writer and happiness cheerleader, passionate about helping women – especially moms – live intentionally and find more satisfaction in their work, their families, and their homes. Meagan is the author of four books, including the Parenting title The Happiest Mom: 10 Secrets To Enjoying Motherhood (Weldon Owen, April 2011), and a frequent contributor to magazines and websites like Parents, Good Housekeeping, and, where she writes the blog At Home With The Happiest Mom. Meagan also co-publishes a site for larger families,, and works as a parenting and family expert with brands like GoodNites and Heinz.

Annie Shultz {@MamaDweeb}

Annie Shultz Mama Dweeb Speaker at Bloggy Boot Camp St. Louis 2012Annie Shultz graduated with a Print Journalism degree in 2007 and began blogging in 2009. She loves exploring new ways to tell stories through social media, photography and her favorite – writing. She is the mother of 3 very young children and in between park visits and ballet, she is the managing editor of 5 Minutes for Parenting, owner of Mama Dweeb, and publisher of the eBook “Using Blog Tools Wisely.” She enjoys connecting with moms and helping bloggers improve their skills through her Blogging Basics series on Mama Dweeb. Annie is one of the fab winners from our 2011 BBC Speaker Contest!

Danielle Smith {@DanielleSmithTV}

Danielle Smith Speaker at Bloggy Boot Camp St. Louis 2012Once upon a time, Danielle was an award-winning television news anchor. Today, Danielle has turned the page on her Traditional Media tale, and now balances her blog, Extraordinary Mommy, with hosting and producing Bliss TV, creating Vlogging Tips for people looking to jump on camera, and traveling around the country to speak on a wide variety of topics ranging from video and vlogging to blogger/brand relationships, the use of social media, and the benefits of cause marketing.

Allison Talamantez {@aztalamantez}

sway groupAllison’s background encompasses traditional media, consumer product goods marketing and online community creation. As the Managing Partner of Sway In Real Life, she works closely with internal company teams to identify and accomplish marketing and sponsorship objectives with a primary focus on ROI. In her past lives at CBS, Clear Channel, Anheuser Busch and BigTent her clients ranged from consumer product goods giants including McDonald’s, Procter &Gamble, Anheuser Busch and Johnson & Johnson to regional favorites and entrepreneurs such as In addition to her work at Sway In Real Life, Allison blogs at

Laurie Turk {On Facebook}

Laurie Turk Speaker at Bloggy Boot Camp St. Louis 2012Laurie Turk is a creative soul who has a passion for embellishing life. She lives in Dallas, is a mom to 3 boys, and considers herself an all around girly-girl. Laurie’s primary focus is to create moments that matter for herself, her man, and her children. And while she refers to herself as the “cruise director” of her family, Laurie is a mom-preneur all her own. In 2006, she launched Executive Homemaker, which has over 600 printables for busy moms and was later re-branded as Tip Junkie Printables. Today, her passion to promote creative women through their fabulous ideas and products can be seen on her phenomenally successful website, Tip Junkie, which features the best tips and tricks from everyday women.

Cynthia Wheeler {@NapWarden}

Cynthia Wheeler Bloggy Boot Camp Speaker 2011 Chicago ILWith two design degrees, and an unhealthy obsession with all things Adobe, Cynthia started her one stop shop for everything from blog design to custom illustration and logo creation 3 years ago. Over 100 blog designs later, and many late night dates with her Macbook Pro, NW Designs has become her full time job. As if that wasn’t enough, she also adds wife and mom of two to her list. You can find her chronicling the entire journey at her personal blog Nap

Tiffany Romero {@TiffanyRom}

Tiffany RomeroTiffany is a mom, wife, business owner, and entrepreneur who began blogging in March 2008. Tiffany is an active social media personality, with her own website, Tiffany, and a social media consulting company, Launched Productions LLC. In 2009, Tiffany reaffirmed her passion for connecting women online by creating Bloggy Boot Camp, one day conferences for women in social media. Since that time, the sold out conference tour has garnered attention from The NY Times, The Huffington Post and ABC News. When not on-line, Tiffany keeps busy running a private summer camp with her husband in Los Angeles and shuttling her tween son to baseball practice.

Francesca Banducci {@SITSGirls}

Francesca BanducciFrancesca is a mom to three children, ages 5, 3 and a one year old. Since starting her personal blog, Francesca has received multiple awards, including recognition by Nielsen Online as one of the Top 50 Power Moms. Her interest in marketing prompted her to earn her MBA in the field and launch her own consulting company, Social Girl Media. In 2010, Francesca joined Tiffany as a partner on both The SITS Girls and Bloggy Boot Camp. Prior to joining the on-line world, Francesca studied Viticulture & Enology at UC Davis, worked at various wineries in both California and Italy, and was employed for many years at the biotech company, Genentech.

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